The surprises didn’t stop at Gary from Chicago. The best picture category got a major shakeup Sunday night at the Oscars after it was announced La La Land won.
Presenter Warren Beatty, visibly confused, hesitated when he opened the envelope. Co-presenter Faye Dunaway then flubbed the winner and announced La La Land, when in actuality Moonlight won best picture. In a surreal moment, the La La Land cast had to leave the stage, and the Moonlight cast made its way up.
Kimmel blamed Steve Harvey. As Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said: “To hell with dreams.” The heralded musical now joins a long line of Crying Jordan-covered losers.